mailbag :: al scorch & the country soul ensemble // ‘working dream’

Here at the Hive, we heart mail.  Mailbag is a recurring feature in which we hip you to artists seeking play via our email inbox.

While I have never worked a plow because it must be done to feed the children, while I have never plucked a chicken because Papa wanted one raised from a chick for dinner, and while I have never descended down into a coal mine only to be raised from that pit back into the sunlight with a dirty face and soiled fingernails, I still cherish music that conveys the soul of those who might have.

Time has moved on now and even in the leanest parts of the country, these things are not so necessary anymore. But still, it’s always nice to be reminded of where we all came from. Al Scorch & The Country Soul Ensemble is just the band for that.

Because this band sings the songs of my forefathers, particularly those born, raised, and passed on here in the Ozarks, I’ve invited the band for a show in the backyard. Dealing with them through a publicist means that probably won’t happen but how swell it would be. Scorch and his band are out on tour, with a Daytrotter Session and a new album, Tired Ghostly Town, in the wings, Observe the dates below, take in a show. It’s the least you can do in the memory of your long-gone Grand-dad.

4/27 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Hexagon Bar
4/28 – Duluth, Minn. @ The Round Up
4/29 – Milwaukee, Wi. @ House Show (email for info)
5/14 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Rural Grit Happy Hour at the Birck
5/16 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Stag Night at El Leandor
5/21 – Chicago, Ill. @ Cole’s
5/22 – Rock Island, Ill. @ DayTrotter session
5/23 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club
5/25 – Carbondale, Ill. @ Hangar 9


Al Scorch & The Country Soul Ensemble :: Working Dream [mp3]

Al Scorch & The Country Soul Ensemble :: Miss Rosie [stream]


Tired Ghostly Town will be released 21 May via Plan-It-X South.


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